(Closed) show me your DIY or less expensive invitation

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

We did these completely our selves.  Had them printed through Catprint.  The inserts were tucked in inside a pocket on the back of the main invitation backing..

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Here is another shot including our DIY STD

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Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Those look fantastic.  Did you design them yourself?

I designed mine and got them letterpressed and foil stamped through a boutique printer rec from weddingbee.  They will end up being about $5/each.  They definitely would have been less if I had not chosen to get them foil stamped as well.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Can I ask how many invites you need and what your budget is? $$$ to one person might be cheap to another…

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

@louisianablue:  We designed the packaging and inserts completely ourselves and took some inspiration for the main invitation elsewhere, (but executed the actual design on our own). 

@sexxysheddy:  thanks.  it was really a work overtime.  DH and I just kept coming up with things and changing it around as we went.  you can do it!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We made our invites from scratch. We designed and printed them with the help of our friend. Please excuse the horrible photo:

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I just bought mine at Michaels today- we’re going to print them ourselves, I had 40 and 50% off coupons so I asked them to do separate orders so I could use a coupon on each and instead of being $39.99 for a box of 30 invitations (they also have boxes of 40 that are very cute) 25-20 each plus tax.  The box also contains thank yous/rsvp cards and maybe something else I forget… 🙂 Also, depending on your location and their stock, in the clearance ailse there are usually a few print your own kits on clearance as well that are pretty nice- There were pretty ones for $20 and $30.  

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We looked all over for budget pocketfold invitations. We ended up buying the print-your-own Brides invitation kits from Michaels. I bought them all with 40% or 50% off coupons. I think it ended up being about 70 cents apiece. I was afraid they would look cheap, but we ended up getting a lot of compliments on them! These are the ones we used:

Post # 12
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682 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

Designed by me, printed on my laser printer on paper that cost $20 for 100 sheets! (and I made 2 invitations per sheet, 4 rsvp cards per sheet, so I had tons of paper left over for other projects!)

 
The moo cards were $25 for 100 and the envelopes were around $30 for 100 of each size. I only made about 70 invitations.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I designed, printed, cut, glued and assembled these all by me onsie.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I got this from 123print.com.  I paid 87 for 100 printed invitations and reply cards with envelopes.  Here is the invitation.  They are great quality.  I’m really happy with how they turned out.

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